Five years after getting the go-ahead, the number of people across Britain – including Gloucestershire – working on the Hinkley Point C power station has reached 22,000.
The project is on track to finish at the end of 2026. Initially costed at £18 billion, that figure has risen to £23 billion. The work’s being carried out by the French-owned EDF Energy with a headquarters in Gloucester and the Chinese state-owned China General Nuclear Power Group. The growing number of people working on the project includes 6,300 on site, compared to just 1,500 at the height of Covid last year. Final contracts for Hinkley Point C were signed on September 29, 2016. Since then, 3,600 British companies have won contracts on the project.
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FIVE years since it was first given the green light, new nuclear power station Hinkley Point C is being supplied by 200 Welsh companies.
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